32nd Annual Conference
CATALYZING ORGANICS RECYCLING
BIOCYCLE WEST COAST19
Infrastructure ExpansionCompost & Biogas Markets Food Recovery Contamination Management Behavior Change

APRIL 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019   PORTLAND, OREGON   

Agenda/Events Pages: Monday Workshops | Tuesday & Wednesday Conference Sessions | Thursday Site Tours
Event Schedule | Networking Events | Think Tank—Catalyzing Symbiotic Connections | Table Talk Sessions
Continuing Education Credits

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Table Talk Sessions
Tuesday, April 2 & Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Updated 3.18

New for 2019, BioCycle WEST COAST19 Table Talk Sessions gather panels/leaders from the "front line" of vital, current issues related to organics recycling. Participants will come away with "state of the knowledge" understanding.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Track 4, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Behavior Change Strategies To Catalyze Organics Recycling
Table Talk Instructors:

Jennifer Tabanico and Kaitlin Phelps, Action Research

• Interactive session explores behavior change tools and their applicability to organics diversion

• How to go beyond knowledge and awareness to create effective behavior change in your audience

• Best practices for using strategies such as social norms, prompts, and commitments

• Examples of strategies in practice

• Small group exercises to discuss how your programs can use behavioral strategies

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Track 3, 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Advancing Renewable Natural Gas Deployment
Moderator:

Jim Jensen, Washington State University Energy Program

• State clean fuel credit valuations, pricing

• Building consensus on pipeline injection standards

• Evaluating Renewable Portfolio Standards for RNG

• Physical and contractual pathways to RNG end users

Panelists:

Brad Pleima, EcoEngineers

Dan Avery, Oregon Department of Energy

Tim Olson, California Energy Commission

Peter Moulton, Washington State Department of Commerce

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Track 1, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Managing Organics In The PFAS Age
Moderator:

Maile Lono-Batura, Northwest Biosolids

• What are PFAS, pathways of exposure, uncertainty factors

• Detection in biosolids, composts, soils, paper food packaging

• PFAS policies and bans

• Assessment of alternative products

Panelists:

Ned Beecher, North East Biosolids & Residuals Association

Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute

Peter Severtson, Washington State Department of Ecology

Rooney Kim Lazcano, Purdue University

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Track 2, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Compostable Foodservice Packaging
Moderator:

Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

• Compostable foodservice packaging (CFSP) life cycle assessement

• Integration of CFSP in zero waste programs

• Composter perspectives: food only vs. inclusion — and why

• Influence of composting conditions, duration on CFSP

Panelists:

David Allaway, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

Jack Hoeck, Rexius

Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle